Knitters are amazing. I think we all know this, but it never ceases to amaze me when knitters step up to help. It’s just so great.
This idea of knitting a square for somebody who could use a blanket is very powerful. We have seen this power at work over many years, with blankets knitted for all sorts of people and reasons.
Last week, we wrote a post, “Team Blanket: How We Can Knit Blankets Together.” It was a call for knitters willing to lead the effort to coordinate groups of knitters online who want to knit a square for someone in need. Team Blanket!
We instantly had volunteers willing to be the leaders of group-blanket-making teams, each with her own idea of a recipient who could use a blanket.
To aid in communication, we’ve set up topics in the MDK Lounge where these leaders are getting groups together online who will knit for a particular recipient.
And we’ve already seen a bunch of folks volunteer to knit squares. If you’re game to knit a square, here are the blankets currently under way.
To volunteer to knit a square, click on the link below and leave a message in the thread for the blanket you want to knit for.
Let’s get these blankets filled up with knitters!
Team Blanket No. 1: For Carrie Swanson. Team Leader: Sarah Inskeep.
Team Blanket No. 2: For Survivors of a House Fire. Team Leader: Karen Tumelty.
Team Blanket No. 3: For a New Immigrant to the US. Team Leader: Sarah Gluck.
Team Blanket No. 4: For a Grieving Mom. Team Leader: Jennifer Logan. Awaiting details from Jennifer, but feel free to volunteer.
The Blanket for Tia Coleman
Our blanket for Tia Coleman is already starting to come together. There are at least five different brands of yarn in these squares, yet I think it’s looking exactly like a blanket. The squares are a variety of sizes, all in the neighborhood of 11 inches, and they’ll squish and stretch their way into blankethood when the time comes. Blankets just do that when there’s this much intention and love built in to each stitch.
The pattern is our Mitered Crosses Blanket pattern. All proceeds to go Mercy Corps, a relief organization.
Thank you to Nell, Julibeth, Mary Anne, Jeanne, Kate, Ellen, Mary, Irene, Sue, Charlene, and Kay for making Tia’s blanket happen.
(We’ll add more Team Blanket groups as we hear from volunteer team leaders. Email helloATmasondixonknitting.com if you’d like to be a Team Blanket leader.)
Hats off to our Team Blanket leaders: Sarah I., Karen, Sarah G., and Jennifer. You are the wind beneath our blankety wings! You’re the inspirationalest! You were probably really good at student council, too, back in the day. Thank you, thank you!